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I need an App that synchronizes amazon product stock with my Shopify online store

SimplyWoman
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Hi.

 

I want to import products from Amazon to our online store here on shopify (dropshipping). But I want an app that synchronizes the product stock on amazon with the same imported items in my store automatically. For example, when I import a product from amazon it says eg. 10 stock available. If it solds out on amazon, I want an app that would detect that, and make that same product sold out on my store as well. I am looking for a synchronization of stock availability from amazon products (from other sellers) to those same products in my store. We use Importify to import amazon products form other sellers, to our online shopify store. However it does not synchronize stock availability, and that's why we need an app that does that. The issue, is that all of our customers have bought products that are sold out, and we don't know until we order them. As a consequence we need to refund them all. which is a problem, that can be solved with synchronization with amazon.

 

Thanks!

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JoesIdeas
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I know you can sync Amazon product inventory with your own Seller Central account (if you're fulfilling via FBA).

 

But for other Amazon seller accounts, I think you'd have to have an app crawl the listings to get the inventory (unless you knew all the sellers and they approved an app giving API access to their account).

 

If that's the case where you'd have to crawl their listings, that may not be possible, this would depend on Amazon's terms of service. If they're ok with having a bot crawl listings, then here's the general approach I would take to build a custom app for this:

 

1) Create an app that crawls an amazon listing by url and checks to see if it's in stock.

 

2) Create a UI in the app so you can paste Amazon urls that correlate to the products in your store.

 

3) Have the app check the amazon listings every minute or so to check stock status, then update your site if the product is out of stock (or in stock if it was previously out of stock).

 

That would be doable technically, it's just a matter if it's allowed by Amazon. Some sites have restrictions about crawling them, but in your case if it's a private app for your store that is going to generate additional Amazon sales, I imagine they would approve that.

• Creator of Order Automator (app to save time + automate tasks, monitor orders, tag, fulfill, FBA)
• Shopify developer for +10 years
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SimplyWoman
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Thank you for the detailed answer. However, I do not have the ability of creating an app at the moment. Would you know of an app that already exists that would do exactly what you described. That would be exactly what we are looking for.

Best Regards,
Vera
JoesIdeas
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I don't know of an existing app that does this.

• Creator of Order Automator (app to save time + automate tasks, monitor orders, tag, fulfill, FBA)
• Shopify developer for +10 years
• Contributor on the Speed Boostr blog
• Guy who likes to help people